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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #135 on: June 06, 2012, 10:34:55 PM »
As anecdotal evidence, I was chrismated (born RC, practicing EC for 10 years) when received into the Church

It doesn't matter how I was received.  I flew to Athos and was baptised just to make sure because someone on the internet said you had to do so.

Ok, I was chrismated.

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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #136 on: June 06, 2012, 10:39:14 PM »
As anecdotal evidence, I was chrismated (born RC, practicing EC for 10 years) when received into the Church

It doesn't matter how I was received.  I flew to Athos and was baptised just to make sure because someone on the internet said you had to do so.

I really wouldn't say you have to, but it's definitely preferable over driving.
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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #137 on: June 06, 2012, 10:54:43 PM »
As anecdotal evidence, I was chrismated (born RC, practicing EC for 10 years) when received into the Church

It doesn't matter how I was received.  I flew to Athos and was baptised just to make sure because someone on the internet said you had to do so.

I really wouldn't say you have to, but it's definitely preferable over driving.

We drove there once and boy I'll never do it again.  Tolls are way too expensive.

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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #138 on: June 06, 2012, 11:10:38 PM »
As anecdotal evidence, I was chrismated (born RC, practicing EC for 10 years) when received into the Church

It doesn't matter how I was received.  I flew to Athos and was baptised just to make sure because someone on the internet said you had to do so.

I really wouldn't say you have to, but it's definitely preferable over driving.

We drove there once and boy I'll never do it again.  Tolls are way too expensive.

Huh ... I would have thought you'd come back with a "boy were my arms tired" line.

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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #139 on: June 07, 2012, 10:16:43 AM »
As anecdotal evidence, I was chrismated (born RC, practicing EC for 10 years) when received into the Church

It doesn't matter how I was received.  I flew to Athos and was baptised just to make sure because someone on the internet said you had to do so.

I really wouldn't say you have to, but it's definitely preferable over driving.

We drove there once and boy I'll never do it again.  Tolls are way too expensive.

Geez, I can't imagine...Johnstown to Chicago was $80 round trip last month for the Turnpikes. Must be a lot on the trans-Atlantic expressway....

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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #140 on: June 15, 2012, 06:05:56 PM »
I recognize this topic has been active for a while, but there are two married deacons in my Eparchy who are going to be ordained next summer. We only have one married priest in the Eparchy (Father Francis from Sacramento), but he is Slovak ethnically, so he is an import.

We'll see what happens, though.
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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #141 on: June 16, 2012, 09:16:08 AM »
I recognize this topic has been active for a while, but there are two married deacons in my Eparchy who are going to be ordained next summer. We only have one married priest in the Eparchy (Father Francis from Sacramento), but he is Slovak ethnically, so he is an import.

We'll see what happens, though.

Your Bishop is a vocation from Holy Spirit BCC in Binghamton, NY - which today has a married priest and family (from Slovakia). He had many relatives at our next door Orthodox parish as well. Let us pray he follows through with the ordinations.

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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #142 on: June 12, 2015, 06:42:58 PM »
I'm actually slightly in favor of clerical celibacy because it seems like the priesthood is one of those jobs that almost requires a workaholic (especially if you're one of those Orthodox who wants the priest to be everyone in the parish's personal life coach). It can't be good for the family to have dad preoccupied with work all the time. And it seems like the children of clergy tend to grow up a bit screwy in all denominations.

Just saying, I can see where the Pope is coming from on the issue.
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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #143 on: June 12, 2015, 06:52:03 PM »
So apparently nothing came out of cardinal's comment?
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Re: Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”
« Reply #144 on: June 12, 2015, 09:08:10 PM »
So apparently nothing came out of cardinal's comment?

Yeah..Rome rescinded the eighty year ban on ordaining married men as  enforced under "Cum data Fuerit" in the fall of 2014, actually admitting it was a mistake. In April of this year the first married candidate for the priesthood in the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh since 1928 was ordained. So apparently SOMETHING came out of his comment.